George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education
The "Star Wars" director will donate the $4.05 billion he will receive from the sale of Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney to a foundation focused on education, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company, Lucas said in a statement on Wednesday. As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.
I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future - and the first step begins with the social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.
Wow, great to see. Such a commitment to education, needs to be a top priority in this country if we are to stay a world leader. We have fallen in the ranks in education and anything to help is a step in the right direction! I'd think that no matter where you are positioned in the political spectrum that this would be viewed as positive. Seems to be completely selfless too. I will admit however, that the title of the article is a bit misleading as I can't find an actual dollar amount to put to the donation only the majority of the money earned from the transaction.